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Architectural Encounters With Essence And Form In Modern China

Author : Peter G. Rowe
ISBN : 026268151X
Genre : Architecture
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A study of traditional and modernist attitudes toward architecture in China from the 1840s to the present.

Geo Architecture And Landscape In China S Geographic And Historic Context

Author : Fang Wang
ISBN : 9789811004926
Genre : Social Science
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This book approaches the concept of geo-architecture by analyzing the symbolic characters of architectures. It proves that the relationship between architecture and geography is not merely an embodiment of physical and functional demands but rather a formal expression of the materialization of culture. After analyzing the vast number of villages, groups of buildings and individual buildings the forms of which closely resemble the forms of the Bagua (symbol of the Eight Trigrams), Taichi, animals and plants, this book finds that this kind of symbolism creatively places living and working places within the natural geographic environment and, by seeking a relationship between architecture and its surrounding environment, comes to express people’s hopes and dreams, evolving slowly to take on certain cultural connotations. This book is the fourth of a 4-volume book series. The series develops the innovative concept of “geo-architecture” by exploring the myriad influences of natural, human and historical factors upon architecture. These influences are considered in three categories, namely, interaction between architecture and nature, interaction between architecture and its human users and change in architecture over time--each category serves as a lens. Augmenting these lenses is the Time-Person-Place concept applied different geographic. The analysis ultimately focuses on two aspects: geographic influence on architecture and architectural response to geography. The over 1000 pictures of case architectures enriches the study with stunning and unique visual angles. "This unprecedented work will be a unique and valuable contribution to the literature. Integrating as it does the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and geography, Wang Fang’s voice is original, compelling, and will be much appreciated by English-speaking readers (and inside China, too, I can only imagine.)"Stephen M Ervin Assistant Dean Graduate School of Design, Harvard University July 2nd, 2013 "One reason for why there would be interest is because her research would fill some significant gaps in the literature.What is novel about Dr. Wang’s series is that she further extends this intellectual project of looking at Chinese architecture through Chinese eyes, by taking it one provocative step further."Annette M. Kim Associate Professor Department of Urban Studies and Planning, M.I.T. July 1st, 2013

C Y Lee Partners Architects Planners

Author : Mandy Herbet
ISBN : 9781876907105
Genre : Architecture
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C.Y. Lee & Partners is an architectural firm led by renowned architects, C.Y. Lee and C.P. Wang, with four partners – V.T. Wu, James Wang, Chuck Chen and Victor Huang. In the three decades since its founding in 1978, C.Y. Lee & Partners has adhered to the architectural design principles based on oriental philosophy in all of its designs. They have been repeatedly recognised, locally and internationally, for their creative contributions to high-rise, commercial and residential architecture, outstanding cultural approach in urban planning and continuous focus on oriental philosophies. This monograph is one that truly stands apart. This is a big statement about big buildings that have big impact. The scale of architecture produced by C.Y. Lee & Partners has a strong visual impact. This book is a complete joy to read and you cannot help but feel you are witnessing a type of poetry or artwork as you are mesmerised within its pages. C.Y. Lee has not only made use of the term ‘room for expression’ in his designs, but also successfully plays it to the fullest extent to test the waters of ‘different expression’ like no other architect has ever dared to do. This reflects the courage and painstaking effort he has exhibited in his endeavours to elevate architectural creation into the realm of the arts. The architecture featured in this ground-breaking monograph will leave you inspired!

Original Copies

Author : Bianca Bosker
ISBN : 0824836065
Genre : Architecture
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Original Copies presents the first definitive chronicle of this remarkable phenomenon in which entire townships appear to have been airlifted from their historic and geographic foundations in Europe and the Americas, and spot-welded to Chinese cities.

Shopping Malls And Public Space In Modern China

Author : Nicholas Jewell
ISBN : 9781317055150
Genre : Architecture
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China’s rise as an economic superpower has been inescapable. Statistical hyperbole has been accompanied by a plethora of highly publicized architectural forms that brand the regeneration of its increasingly globalized urban centres. Despite the sizeable body of literature that has accompanied China’s modernization, the essence and trajectory of its contemporary cityscape remains difficult to grasp. This volume addresses a less explored aspect of China’s urban rejuvenation - the prominence of the shopping mall as a keystone of its public spaces. Here, the presence of the built form most representative of Western capitalism’s excess is one that makes explicit the tensions between China’s Communist state and its ascent within the ‘free’ market. This book examines how these interrelationships are manifested in the culturally hybrid built form of the shopping mall and its role in contesting the ‘public’ space of the modern Chinese city. By viewing these interrelationships as collisions of global and local narratives, a more nuanced understanding of the shopping mall typology is explored. Much architectural criticism has failed to address the levels of meaning implicit within the shopping mall, yet it is a building type whose public popularity has guaranteed its endurance. Consequently, if architecture is to remain a relevant social art, a more holistic understanding of this phenomenon will be indispensable to the process of adapting to globalizing forces. This examination of Chinese shopping malls offers a timely and relevant case study of what is happening in all our cities today.

World Heritage And Contemporary Architecture

Author : Denisa Gibovic
ISBN : UVA:X030006393
Genre : Political Science
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Convergent Flux

Author : Jinhee Park
ISBN : 9783034611299
Genre : Architecture
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Convergent Flux illustrates the contemporary architectural and urban planning developments in South Korea in the context of the country's considerable urban density. In recent years South Korea, which long stood in the shadow of the superpowers Japan and China, has surged in economic terms. That said, industrialization and the population explosion connected with it have created enormous challenges for the country at the interface between globalization and cultural identity. Some 10.5 million inhabitants live in the center of the capital Seoul, while the metropolitan area includes around 25 million residents making it the second largest conurbation in the world after Tokyo. The result is high urban density, which spells an enormous demand for the more efficient use of space and encourages verticalization in architecture. The publication outlines the current developments in South Korean architecture, urban development and landscape architecture by examining 32 projects in detail. An in-depth view of contemporary South Korean architecture is given by five essays that address topics such as the fusion of tradition and the modern, the re-defining of so-called "social spaces" and the country's special topographical situation. The authors are both architects, trained at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

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